The Argentines are in an uproar after one of their subs surfaced into the middle of a kids regatta in the Mar de Plata. Nobody is quite sure why the 40 years old Argentine Navy submarine S-31 ARA Salta suddenly decided to surface without checking to see what was above, but panic ensued as the kids sailboats had to tack to safety.
There was a desperate and emergency press meeting last night in Madrid just a couple of hours after Argentina stunned London by announcing that Spain and Argentine had signed an agreement to jointly force the UK’s hand over Gib & the Falkland Islands. “No such agreement or alliance exists” insisted the Spanish Deputy Foreign Minister, Marisa Cruz. “There has been a misunderstanding”. It seems that the FO for Spain, the somewhat doddery José Manuel García-Margallo Continue reading Desperate backpeddling from Madrid over Argentina’s claim of an anti-UK “alliance”→
Interesting fact of the day: The owner of Argentina’s largest gambling consortium (he owns casinos, slot machines, etc), Cristóbal López, is originally from Almería, after his parents moved to Argentina in search of a better life during the dictatorship days. He the major shareholder and family member of the founder of Compañía Internacional de Recreativos S.A. (Cirsa), Manuel Lao Hernández, who was a lorry driver until his best friend Néstor Kirchner became President. All of which Continue reading Argentina’s gambling king is from Almería→